Transport and energy conversion in the heliosphere : lectures given at the CNRS summer school on solar astrophysics, Oleron, France, 25-29 May 1998 / J.-P. Rozelot, L. Klein, J.-C. Vial (eds.).
Contributor(s): Rozelot, J.-P. (Jean-Pierre) | Klein, L. (Ludwig) | Vial, J.-C. (Jean-Claude)Material type: TextSeries: Lecture notes in physics: 553.Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Springer, ©2000Description: 1 online resource (viii, 214 pages) : illustrationsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783540451662; 3540451668; 3540675957; 9783540675952Subject(s): Heliosphere (Astrophysics) -- Congresses | Magnetic reconnection -- Congresses | Magnetohydrodynamics -- Congresses | Heliosphere (Astrophysics) | Magnetic reconnection | MagnetohydrodynamicsGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Conference papers and proceedings. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Transport and energy conversion in the heliosphere.DDC classification: 523.5/8 LOC classification: QC881.2.H43Online resources: Click here to access online
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Includes corrections of mistakes noted in printed version after its release.
Includes bibliographical references.
Introduction to MHD / Jean Heyvaerts -- Magnetic reconnection : classical aspects / Clare E. Parnell -- Structuring of the solar plasma by the magnetic field / Pascal Démoulin, Karl-Ludwig Klein -- Structuring of the magnetospheric plasma by the solar terrestrial interactions / Dominique Fontaine -- Self-consistent kinetic approach for low-frequency and quasi-static electromagnetic perturbations in magnetic-mirror confined plasmas / René Pellat [and others].
Annotation The book contains courses taught to a public of Ph. D. students, post-docs & confirmed researchers in all fields of heliospheric plasma physics. It aims at identifying physical issues which are common to two different fields of astronomy: solar & magnetospheric physics. Emphasis is given to basic processes of transport & conversion of energy: magnetic reconnection is discussed in detail from the viewpoints of MHD & kinetic physics. Processes of charged particle acceleration are reviewed & compared with recent observations. The subject is introduced by a summary of MHD, & the basic structures & parameters of the solar atmosphere, terrestrial ionosphere & magnetosphere are reviewed. The book combines a pedagogic & comprehensive presentation of physical issues & raises fully open questions, with the complementary & sometimes conflicting views of geophysicists & solar physicists. The book's focus, while basic, opens new avenues.
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